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criss·cross

 (krĭs′krôs′, -krŏs′)
v. criss·crossed, criss·cross·ing, criss·cross·es
v.tr.
1. To mark with crossing lines.
2. To move back and forth through or over: crisscrossed the country on a speaking tour.
v.intr.
To move back and forth.
n.
1. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
2. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.
adj.
Crossing one another or marked by crossings.
adv.
In a manner or direction that crosses or is marked by crossings.

[Alteration of Middle English Cristcrosse, mark of a cross, short for Cristcross (me speed), may Christ's cross (give me success).]

crisscross

(ˈkrɪsˌkrɒs)
vb
1. to move or cause to move in a crosswise pattern
2. to mark with or consist of a pattern of crossing lines
adj
(esp of a number of lines) crossing one another in different directions
n
3. a pattern made of crossing lines
4. (Games, other than specified) a US term for noughts and crosses
adv
in a crosswise manner or pattern

criss•cross

(ˈkrɪsˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs)

v.t.
1. to move back and forth over.
2. to mark with crossing lines.
v.i.
3. to pass back and forth; be arranged in a crisscross pattern.
adj.
4. Also, criss′crossed`. having many crossing lines, paths, or the like.
n.
5. a crisscross mark, pattern, etc.
adv.
6. in a crisscross manner; crosswise.
[1810–20; alter. of christcross figure of a cross]

crisscross


Past participle: crisscrossed
Gerund: crisscrossing

Imperative
crisscross
crisscross
Present
I crisscross
you crisscross
he/she/it crisscrosses
we crisscross
you crisscross
they crisscross
Preterite
I crisscrossed
you crisscrossed
he/she/it crisscrossed
we crisscrossed
you crisscrossed
they crisscrossed
Present Continuous
I am crisscrossing
you are crisscrossing
he/she/it is crisscrossing
we are crisscrossing
you are crisscrossing
they are crisscrossing
Present Perfect
I have crisscrossed
you have crisscrossed
he/she/it has crisscrossed
we have crisscrossed
you have crisscrossed
they have crisscrossed
Past Continuous
I was crisscrossing
you were crisscrossing
he/she/it was crisscrossing
we were crisscrossing
you were crisscrossing
they were crisscrossing
Past Perfect
I had crisscrossed
you had crisscrossed
he/she/it had crisscrossed
we had crisscrossed
you had crisscrossed
they had crisscrossed
Future
I will crisscross
you will crisscross
he/she/it will crisscross
we will crisscross
you will crisscross
they will crisscross
Future Perfect
I will have crisscrossed
you will have crisscrossed
he/she/it will have crisscrossed
we will have crisscrossed
you will have crisscrossed
they will have crisscrossed
Future Continuous
I will be crisscrossing
you will be crisscrossing
he/she/it will be crisscrossing
we will be crisscrossing
you will be crisscrossing
they will be crisscrossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crisscrossing
you have been crisscrossing
he/she/it has been crisscrossing
we have been crisscrossing
you have been crisscrossing
they have been crisscrossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crisscrossing
you will have been crisscrossing
he/she/it will have been crisscrossing
we will have been crisscrossing
you will have been crisscrossing
they will have been crisscrossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crisscrossing
you had been crisscrossing
he/she/it had been crisscrossing
we had been crisscrossing
you had been crisscrossing
they had been crisscrossing
Conditional
I would crisscross
you would crisscross
he/she/it would crisscross
we would crisscross
you would crisscross
they would crisscross
Past Conditional
I would have crisscrossed
you would have crisscrossed
he/she/it would have crisscrossed
we would have crisscrossed
you would have crisscrossed
they would have crisscrossed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crisscross - a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
marking - a pattern of marks
Verb1.crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random
cross, cut across, cut through, get over, traverse, pass over, get across, track, cover - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
2.crisscross - mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines; "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"
line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
3.crisscross - mark with a pattern of crossing lines; "crisscross the sheet of paper"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
Adj.1.crisscross - marked with crossing lines
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
Adv.1.crisscross - crossing one another in opposite directions

crisscross

verb
To pass through or over:
Translations

crisscross

nKreuzundquer nt
adj patternKreuz-
advkreuz und quer
vtmit einem Kreuzmuster versehen

crisscross

a. cruzado-a, entrelazado-a;
adv. en cruz.
References in classic literature ?
Well, I won't, but I hate to see things going all crisscross and getting snarled up, when a pull her and a snip there would straighten it out.
They crisscross the face in angry red welts, and are permanent and ineffaceable.
These black beams were set crooked or crisscross at all kinds of angles, giving the whole a most patchy and puzzling appearance.
The crisscross of scars on his bald pate bespoke a tomahawk intimacy with the black, and of equal intimacy was the advertisement, front and rear, on the right side of his neck, where an arrow had at one time entered and been pulled clean through.
Dedicated phone access to CrissCross specialists for benefit providers
Biblical allusions crisscross this dogged and intricate story of personal demons, suffering, and the quest for answers; In the Breath of God is an attention-seizing read, skillfully plotted and executed from first page to last.
Tokyo, Japan, Apr 26, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Crisscross KK, publisher of Metropolis, Japan's leading English weekly entertainment and events magazine, has launched a new Podcast (downloadable audio program) to serve as companion to the print edition.
I'm not claiming, of course, that Trockel's wall piece is "better" than Judd's floor units upstairs (or James Rosenquist's equally related crisscross hanging picture made of "fringed" Mylar downstairs).
These unhealthy subtle energies are often dowsed as narrow (inches to feet wide) energy lines which crisscross through bedrooms or as irregular edged areas.
no, you get to see a somewhat Alsopesque single-storey building on angled stilts, a somewhat OMA extruded structure also on stilts with what look like some crisscross exoskeleton buildings in the background.